'South of Iran' is a documentary series showing Southern Iranian music, while explaining how it was influenced by various cultures throughout history and exploring how its instruments developed. This episode explores Mashayekh music, which is played during special ceremonies that are held by people from the coastal regions of South Iran. The ceremony aims to pacify a sort of 'harmful wind' which their beliefs associate with spirit possession, and the music involves playing a specific drumbeat in order to do this. Fascinating insight into regional rituals and beliefs.
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